Many of you may still associate learning with classrooms and face-to-face teaching. However, online training has grown in popularity and is now the norm for people accessing continued education.
This change is, in part, due to how busy people’s lives have become and the need for more flexible ways to study. And, of course, the pandemic increased the number of people wanting to learn from the safety of their own homes.
Is distance education equal to regular?
The important thing to know about education is that just because they follow the same method, such as an in-person classroom or distance learning, doesn’t necessarily make them equal.
The calibre of the teacher employed will drastically influence the quality of education. Also, each teacher will have a different approach to imparting knowledge.
Therefore, to measure the quality of an educational establishment, the best option is to look at the student success rate.
At Oxbridge, we have an A-level pass rate of 97%, and out of all our students, 38% leave with a grade A or higher.
With that in mind, let’s look at some of the benefits of distance learning.
Three benefits of distance learning
Start learning straight away
One of the main benefits of distance learning is that you can start a course at any time.
Oxbridge operates a continuous enrolment system 365 days a year. This means there are no fixed start dates.
This flexibility allows you to choose a course and start studying straight away instead of waiting for months to begin, which can be demotivating.
You may also be able to save some money as a distance-learning student too. With little to no travel expenses required, as well as no hefty textbook fees, you can get started as soon as you're ready... What's not to love?
Distance learning can happen anywhere
Studying with Oxbridge gives you the flexibility to access your course wherever you go, so you don’t have to be in one fixed location. For example, many people study while using public transport or while enjoying a coffee in a cafe. You can even learn on holiday if you wish, as our courses are available outside the UK.
Distance learning courses have flexible delivery dates
Distance learning courses allow you to study at your own pace. Since there are no specific deadlines for completing your classes, you can learn as and when it is possible to do so. You can even take a break if your commitments change. This may be especially beneficial for students with caring responsibilities.
What is the best thing about distance learning?
In our opinion, based on many years of helping students obtain the qualifications required to pursue a career they are truly passionate about, the best thing about distance learning is the one-on-one time you get with your designated personal tutor.
Our tutors are college or university lecturers and therefore have a great deal of expertise and experience helping students.
What is the most difficult part of distance learning, and why?
As with all things in life, there are pros and cons. Perhaps the most difficult part of distance learning is the self-discipline students need. You are in control of your education, and your success depends on your determination to learn.
However, when you learn through Oxbridge, you have a team routing for you and willing you to succeed.
Ready to join our community of free-spirited distance learners? Take a look at our range of flexible, engaging courses or give our friendly learning advisers a call on 0121 630 3000.